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I am a computational linguist working mainly with Chinese, English, Japanese, and Malay/Indonesian, although occasionally with Korean, Norwegian and many other languages.

I currently teach and research at Nanyang Technological University, where I have a more complete homepage. I am using Wikipedia in a class project for HG252: Language, Technology and the Internet: the goal is for my students to both expand their knowledge and share it with the world. On the way, I expect that they will also learn a lot about how to present information and support arguments.

As part of my research, I try to make information, mainly about language, explicit enough that computers can use it. Ultimately, I would like to make the sum of all human knowledge also available to machines: I, for one, welcome our new AI overlords. Or at least I will when I have finished building them.

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en This user is a native speaker of English.
ja-3 この利用者は上級日本語ができます。
zh-1 該用戶能以基本中文進行交流。
ko-0 이 사용자는 한국어모르거나, 이해하는 데 어려움이 있습니다.
ms-0 Pengguna ini tidak memahami bahasa Melayu
no-0 Denne brukeren/brukaren har liten eller ingen kjennskap til norsk.
Cgisf-tgg.svg This user is a linguist.
Tower of Babel cropped square.jpg This user is a member of
WikiProject Linguistics.
LaTeX This user can typeset using LaTeX.
Nuvola apps emacs.png This user hacks happily with Emacs.
:-S This user edits Wikipedia when they should be working.
This user makes their students
use wikipedia
Ubuntu logo. This user contributes using Ubuntu.
Perl This user is just another Perl hacker.
Python-logo-notext.svg This user can program in Python.
ScarletLetter.svg This user is an atheist.
Artist’s view of an exoplanet inspired by the discovery of Gliese 876 d.jpg This user reads science fiction.

This user is a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians.

The motto of the AIW is conservata veritate, which translates to "with the preserved truth".
This motto reflects the inclusionist desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.